Living or working on an island or close to a river can naturally make you more concerned about the risk of flooding but you can rest assured that the current risk to Chatham Maritime and St Mary's Island is very low.
In general, flood risks arise from extreme high tides, rivers that can't cope with increases in water flowing through them and from localised excessive rainfall.
The flood protection levels that have been established across the Chatham Maritime estate are significantly higher than historic evidence suggests are needed and the situation is reviewed regularly.
There should be no difficulty with finding mortgage or insurance companies that are comfortable with the level of risk and the steps taken to manage this.
If you are interested to understand in more detail how Chatham Maritime assess and manage the flood risk for the estate please download our Flood Risk Report here.
Chatham Maritime Trust is not responsible for communicating issues about flood warnings; this is the role of the Environment Agency.
- Works to be carried out by Volker Highways Ltd week commencing 24th July 2017
Published 17 Jul 2017
- River Medway - Possible Pollution of River Medway
Published 4 Jul 2017
- St. Mary's Island Residents Association (SMIRA) Facebook Page
Published 3 Jul 2017
- Closure of Riverside Walk & Play Areas on St. Mary's Island
Published 30 June 2017
- Medway Council Highway Adoption Works - The Fishing Village, St. Mary's Island
Published 19 June 2017
- Conference at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham 30th June to 2nd July 2017
Published 9 June 2017
- Dutch Raid Commemorative Event - Medway in Flames - Saturday 17th June 2017
Published 8 June 2017